A compilation of various books tackling various aspects of life such as history, Anthropology, Art and Architecture, Economics, Criminal Justice, Film Studies, Religion among others are all presented to you in this single article.
We begin with;
The Best Gun in the World: George Woodward Morse and the South Carolina State Military works by Robert S. Seigler of the University of South Carolina Press. 288 pages.
The book discusses technically innovative firearms produced for the state armory utilizing various designs by Morse. Morse helped in the perfection of the first metallic, center-fire and pre-primed cartridge.
The American and British debate over Equality, (1776-1920), by James L. Huston: Louisiana State University Press. 288 Pages
Powerful and absorbing- contrasts the British embrace of clear class hierarchies with the alleged. If in actuality less, allegiance to equality in the United States.
Dangerous Subjects: James D. Saules and the rise of the Black Exclusion in Oregon by Kenneth R. Coleman- Oregon State University Press. 177 Pages.
This discusses a black sailor who shipwrecked off the Oregon Coast and settled in the territory in 1841. It focuses on how the multiethnic milieu he encountered was later changed by racial exclusion laws imposed by the newly arrived white Oregon Trail migrants.
Bound to the Fire: How Virginia’s Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent America Cuisine by Kelley Fanto Deetz: University Press of Kentucky. 177 Pages
It combines textual, archaeological and various sources in the study of plantation cooks and their influence on American Foodways.
Long Journeys Home: American Veterans of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam by Michael D. Gambone (Texas A&M University Press). 288 Pages
It depicts the various different experiences of the veterans of the three wars and discovers more commonality than often confirmed between those of World War II and those that were witnessed in the later time.
Street Occupations: Urban Vending in Rio de Janeiro (1850-1925) BY Patricia Acerbi (University of Texas Press). 216 Pages
It discusses the transition of street vending from enslaved to free- and often immigrant-labor and further on describes the hardships of vendors as per the State regulation.
More Argentine Than You: Arabic-Speaking Immigrants in Argentina by Steven Hyland Jr. (University of New Mexico Press). 304 Pages
It centers on the Northwestern Province of Tucaman in a study of the immigration of Christians, Muslims, and Jews from the Ottaman ‘Greater Syria” to Argentina, resulting into the occupations of the largest immigrant groups.
The Wars Inside Chile’s Barracks: Remembering Military Service Under Pinochet by Leith Passmore (University of Wisconsin Press). 279 Pages
It draws on the previously unpublished sources in a study of conscripts, who fall prey to the various abuses in the former dictator’s army and several years later are seeking reparations.
Monrovia Modern: Urban Form and Political Imagination in Liberia by Danny Hoffman. (Duke University Press). 232 Pages
It examines post-conflict Liberian society through discussion of the wreckage of four iconic modernist buildings in the E. J. Roye tower – the capital, the Hotel Africa luxury resort, the yet-to-be-completed Ministry of Defense and Liberia Broadcasting System Buildings.
Chinook Resilience: Heritage and Cultural movements on the Lower Columbia River -Jon D. Daehnke
Here is a collaborative scientific description of the Chinook Indian Nation, that has struggled for federal recognition. The book discusses the tribe’s role in archaeological and historical work, in addition to revitalizing canoe culture in the Pacific Northwest.
Spiritual Citizenship: Transnational roots from Black Power to Ifa in Trinidad by N. Fadeke Castor (Duke University Press). 240 Pages
It documents how upheavals in the 1970s laid a foundation for American diasporic religions to find their way to the mainstream in Trinidad.
Art and Architecture
No Man’s Land: The Life and Art of Mary Riter Hamilton by Kathryn A. Young Sarah M. McKinnon (University of Manitoba Press, distributed by Michigan State University Press). 288 Pages
This is a biography of Canadian artist (1868-1954), who in 1919 painted battlefields in the Northern France and Belgium, documenting the aftermath of the war.
A Generous Vision: The Creative Life of Elaine de Kooning by Cathy (Oxford University Press). 304 Pages
It is a biography of the Abstract Expressionist painter- 1918-1989.
How Global Currencies Work: Past, Present, and Future by Barry Eichengreen, Arnaud Mehl, and Lavia Chitu (Princeton University Press). 272 Pages
The various topics include how numerous national monies can share international currency status.
The Rise of Big Data Policing: Surveillance, Race, and the Future of Law Enforcement by Andrew Guthrie Ferguson (New York University Press). 272 Pages.
Provides a study of how new surveillance and other technologies are shaping policies.
Everyday Mysticism: A Contemplative Community at Work in the Desert by Ariel Glucklich
It combines personal perspectives and scholarly in a study of Neot Smadar, an intentional” farming community founded in Israel’s Southern Desert that includes elements of Buddhist and Hindu thought.
Mimetic Theory and World Religions by Wolfgang Palaver and Richard Schenk
Provides essays in which scholars of Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Buddism engage the mimetic theory of the late French Scholar ‘Rene Girard’.
Warriors, Witches, Whores: Women in Israeli Cinema by Rachel S. Harris (Wayne State University Press). 336 Pages
It draws on feminist film theory in a study of changes in Israeli cinema since the 1990s, consisting of portrayals of women’s experience that was previously marginalized or silenced.